A week-long workshop to finalise the “Concept-based Continuum of Graded Syllabi” (CCGS) in English for the seven levels of general education with respect to English and also a Workshop on Glossary of Evaluation Terms in Bangle was conducted at the National Testing Service-India (NTS-India) of CIIL, recently.
In order to make the CCGS comprehensive, the common concepts abstracted from the syllabi of language and literature courses formed by various institutions across the country were identified and incorporated after making an in-depth analysis of their hierarchical order delineating the major, minor and sub-components.
In this connection, several workshops were conducted in various phases to identify the components and sub-components for language and literature and their associated dimensions for incorporating them in the appropriate levels of education.
Experts including Prof C B Dwivedi, Professor of Psychology, Bananas Hindu University, Varanasi; Prof Talath Aziz, Professor of Education, Jamia Miliya Islamia, New Delhi; Prof SN Burman, Dr M Balakumar, both formerly of CIIL and Sujoy Sarkar (LJR0, CIIL) participated in the workshop.
Experts discussed the distribution of components -subject matter (language and literature), personality traits and societal needs, language and literature with respect to seven levels of general education for their suitability once again.
They later prepared the explanation for all the dimensions with illustrative examples.
Dr V Ilangovan, senior resource person of NTS-1 coordinated the programme in consultation with Pankaj Dwivedi, officer incharge, NTS-I and Dr Biresh Kumar, R Shakunthala, Dr Sanjay Prasad Srivastava of NTS-1 and Swamali Choudary assisted the experts.
The progress of the workshop was periodically reported by Murali Mohana N of NTS-I.